daddy go down lyrics – david byrne

the sun sinks low in the western lands
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down
and a woman’s heart is like the wind
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down

and he could not put her from his mind
and love is strong and it will not die
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down

protect me now from what i am
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down
for i’m in too deep and i cannot swim
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down

and he cursed his hands and he cursed his tongue
for what he’d said, for what he’d done
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down

love, love, love’s obsession
what keeps a man alive
by some strange possession
i stay safe inside
my heart’s on probation
it was my first time
this world, world of wonders
stick your head outside

now the *ss can speak but he don’t say much
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down
his words of wisdom, come but once
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down

so build your house on solid ground
and stay indoors when the rain comes down
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down
go down, daddy go-down, daddy oh daddy go-down

/ david byrne lyrics